Here are some symptoms our patients commonly describe:
Laparoscopy, or key hole, surgery is used to help see evidence of endometriosis. Excision surgery is an advanced laparoscopic technique used by BWC gynaecologists to remove any endometriosis found during the procedure. This is usually a day procedure.
Dr Pat or Dr Kate assess your symptoms and use in-house ultrasound to help inform diagnosis. Some patients are referred to a specialist sonographer to assess whether there is any endo in the bowel. Some endometriosis isn't found on ultrasound and surgery is required.
The first assessment is with your GP. On average it takes 7 years from onset of symptoms to diagnosis but a referral to a gynaecologist is essential to decrease the time to diagnosis and treatment. If you don't have a GP or need a women's health GP you can call BWC.
Pain management anaesthetist
Pelvic floor physiotherapist
Sex & relationship counsellor
BWC has a team of in-house practitioners who provide a multidisciplinary approach to long term management of complex endo pain.
Some people achieve complete resolution from surgery, some have ongoing pain and will benefit from a multidisciplinary approach.
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You could obtain a referral to Dr Pat Moloney or Dr Kate Stewart from your local GP.